GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES     

Regularly scheduled group exercise classes are FREE for members! A variety of choices are available for every skill level. 

Click here to see the live schedule and register through MINDBODY. 

 

Reserve a space here on MINDBODY or by emailing membership@sdymca.org 24 hours in advance.

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CLASSES

 

AGE REQUIREMENTS AND FACILITY USAGE

SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS

 

The YMCA has established a minimum age for youth to use the facilities. Children under the age of 12 must be part of a family membership and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 18 years or older. Parents will sign off on the Code of Conduct and will be held responsible for the behavior of their children.

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

 

Members aged 10-14 may participate in all classes and must be accompanied by and in direct supervision of an adult who is also a member. Children under 12 must be part of a family membership. Exceptions may apply based on the equipment used in classes. This might include cycling programs where the bike fit is critical and Body Pump where the equipment may need to be modified. Members should speak with the instructors in advance of taking the class.

WELLNESS CENTER

 

Members ages 10 – 11 may use the Wellness Center after an orientation and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian who is also a member. Youth/Teen (ages 12-17) members may work out alone after they have had an orientation. The Y offers free Wellness Orientations with with trained staff to help participants of all ages learn the proper use of equipment.

Children under 12 must be part of a family membership.

GYM, TRACK AND OTHER SPACES

 

The gym, track and other program space are open to all members when a program is not running. Children under the age of 12 must be part of a family membership and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian or registered in a specific program.

LOCKER ROOMS

 

Children 6 and under may enter locker room with their parents. Children 7 and up may use the appropriate locker room alone. Children 7 and older may choose to use the individual restrooms off the main hallway.

CLASS RESERVATIONS AND SIGN-UPS

SIGN UP PROCESS

Using the MindBody website

  • If you are new to MindBody, you will need to create an account by selecting "New to our Site" or logging in with your Facebook account. 

  • Choose the "Classes" tab and sign-up for your desired class. 

  • If you are unable to attend a class you have signed up for, please remove yourself from the class list to allow other members to sign up for class.

 

Using the MINDBODY Connect MOBILE APP

 

Members have access to the MINDBODY Connect Mobile app to sign up for classes with their mobile device. Download the app for your Apple or Android 

device.

 

RESERVATION POLICY

 

Members must sign up in advance for all classes at the Exeter Area YMCA.

 

There is a 3-day advanced sign up for all classes that require advance sign-up.

 

If you are unable to attend a class you have signed up for, please remove yourself from class to allow other members to sign up for class.

 

ALL LEVELS YOGA

All Levels Yoga is just as it sounds. During this class, classic yoga poses are practiced with an emphasis on alignment in a slow paced controlled environment. Modifications will be provided for all ability levels. This class is appropriate for beginners and participants who have been practicing yoga for some time.

BODYCOMBAT™

BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories* in a class. No experience needed. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu.

CARDIO SCULPT

Cardio Sculpt is a 55 minute mix of resistance based sculpting and toning exercises alongside cardio bursts to improve your endurance, flexibility, muscle tone and definition. 

BARRE

This ballet inspired exercise class is designed to sculpt and tone your arms, legs and core. Work your entire body with exercises to stretch & lengthen each muscle group. Classes will incorporate exercises at the barre and on the mat.

BODYFLOW™

BODYFLOW is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.

BODYPUMP™

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically-backed moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

GENTLE STRETCH & STRENGTH

Traditional exercise classes can be challenging when you have to get up and down off of the floor. With the help of a chair anyone can achieve the benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility and strength. Gentle Stretch & Strength is recommended for those with chronic conditions that may be causing them joint pain and stiffness as well as limited mobility. Be sure to discuss your fitness goals with your doctor before starting a program.

LES MILLS GRIT CARDIO

A 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and maximizes calorie burn. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast.

PILATES

The Essential Mat class incorporates the Five Basic Principles of the STOTT PILATES method. Each class is designed to help you develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability and heighten mind-body awareness. This class is great for beginners, seniors, injury rehabilitation and anyone looking to focus on improve overall Pilates technique. Pilates and overall core strength is central to a healthy body. 

CYCLE

This is YOUR ride! Your instructor will take you through hill climbs, valleys, peaks, flat roads and timed sprints to continuously challenge you. Your instructor will customize your bike and your experience to fit your riding style and ability level. You will also have a display monitor to provide immediate feedback and track ongoing improvement.

GENTLE YOGA

Gentle Yoga is built for the beginner or anyone seeking a softer, nurturing, slow-paced yoga class. Ease yourself into carefully structured movements and stretches to improve flexibility and serenity. Develop an awareness of the breath and leave class feeling relaxed and ready for a balanced life. 

POUND®

POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music! Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix®, you'll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by.

POWER CYCLE

Power Cycle is a unique class designed for all levels of fitness and to help individuals keep their training goals. Learn how to interpret the rate of energy you expend and the overall work you have done and how it translates into results on and off the bike.

RPM™ Cycle

RPM is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the resistance. Find your rhythm as your instructor takes you through hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. Accelerate your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.

VINYASA FLOW

Breath and dynamic movement are the foundations of this challenging and fun practice, emphasizing strength, core work, and flexibility while encouraging the whole body to become more balanced. Previous yoga experience is recommended, but not required. This class is not heated. Vinyasa Flow is a great class to help you build variety and balance in your yoga practice.

POWER YOGA

Power yoga is a vinyasa based yoga, practiced in a controlled heated environment. This high energy class will build strength, improve flexibility, and increase stamina. Class will be taught in a heated environment of approximately 80-85 degrees.

SENIOR STRENGTH & BALANCE

This low impact class is designed for seniors looking to incorporate basic exercise strategies into their activities of daily living. This class is for beginners focusing on basic strength, balance & stability exercises to prevent injury and increase their quality of life. Using a variety of equipment like stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and body weight your instructor will teach you how to move well and increase your skills.

SHIFT

Specialized High Intensity Functional Training is what you need to take your fitness to the next level. SHIFT incorporates a variety of complex movement patterns to get your heart rate souring and your skill level climbing. Build strength and power while you learn how to push yourself to new levels and achieve incredible things.

ZUMBA®

Zumba is an aerobic workout based around Latin dance moves and music. Each class incorporates a variety of dance moves from merengue, salsa to reggaeton. It is a great way to burn calories, build relationships and have fun! Zumba is a great way to shake out the stress of your day

CYCLE +

Ride to the beat of the music during this 45-minute high-energy class that will take you from a flat road to the top of the mountain. Challenge yourself with a series of intervals - plus one set of arm weights - and creatively choreographed movements to keep you motivated. 

MOTIVATIONAL MEETUP

Are you a member but don't know where to start? Are you someone unfamiliar with fitness or lacking motivation? 

Are you a beginner looking for like mind people to share your common goal of healthy living? Or, are you looking for someone to simply keep you on track and/or hold you accountable? 

This is your chance! 

Please meet with Keri and make a friend or find inspiration and gain support on your journey to healthy living! 

STRONG AND STEADY

Incorporate basic exercise strategies into your daily activities. This class is for beginners focusing on basic strength, balance & stability exercises to prevent injury and increase their quality of life. Grab a chair, resistance band, and a set of light weights! Your instructor will teach you how to move welt and increase your skills. 

STRENGTH TRAINING

Strength training is an important part of every exercise routine. In this class you will get a total body workout while the instructor coaches you through the moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music. You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

ZUMBA GOLD®

Beginners and active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity and lower-impact environment should try Zumba Gold®. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

ALL LEVELS CYCLE

"All Levels Cycle" is an indoor cycle class designed for: first time, intermediate, advanced and senior riders. Each class begins with an emphasis on class goals, proper bike set up, leg speed, riding technique and comfort level of exercise. Profiles help participants interpret their rate of energy, work done, and how to translate those results into meeting personal fitness goals. Class provides the opportunity to improve physical well-being and have fun to the beat of music everyone loves. 

STRETCHING AND PRESSURE POINTS

Every movement and activity makes muscles short and tight. Stretching is important to keep the muscles flexible, strong and healthy. In eastern medicine, we believe there are channels in our body and in a healthy body our energy flows without blockage. Acupuncture points are located throughout the body and by applying pressure the energy flows better. This class teaches you stretches with acupuncture points to maximize the benefit of stretching. 

CORE BLAST

Core Blast is a short yet challenging workout which targets your abs, back and midriff. A strong core can help with balance, posture and overall strength. When you have a strong core, everything improves, like your co-ordination, balance and flexibility.

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